Articles by Dr. Chris

DVT and PE (Legs to Lungs) Meaning, Causes and Symptoms

What is DVT and PE? DVT and PE are two separate conditions that may arise in the legs and lungs, respectively. DVT may cause PE. DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis and refers to blood clots that form in the deep veins of the legs. PE stands for pulmonary embolism which is a condition where the pulmonary artery to the lung >> Read More ...

7 Signs of Heart Failure and Meaning of Failing Heart

Every year there are over 250,000 deaths in the United States due to heart failure. It accounts for over 30% of all cardiovascular-related conditions and affects almost 6 million Americans of all ages. In fact, heart failure is responsible for more hospitalizations in the United States than all types of cancers combined. >> Read More ...

Constant Hunger – Causes for Being Excessively Hungry

The sensation of constant hunger is a symptom of several diseases. It may occur on its own or with other symptoms and if not treated it will lead to excessive eating. This in turn will result in weight gain in most people. However, this sensation of hunger is also sometimes confused with other sensations like pain in the >> Read More ...

Bleeding Peptic Ulcer – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Peptic ulcer disease is a common problem of the stomach and duodenum (first part of the small intestine). It is estimated that at least 10% of the American population has a duodenal ulcer, the most common type of peptic ulcer, at any one time. One of the complications of a peptic ulcer is that it may bleed. As a result >> Read More ...

7 Signs of Shingles (Pain, Rash and Other Symptoms)

Chickenpox is a well known infection mainly occurring in children. However, the same virus that causes chickenpox can cause another infection mainly in adults. This condition is known as shingles or herpes zoster and any person who had chickenpox earlier in life is at risk of developing shingles. It is more likely to occur >> Read More ...

Bowel Movement Blood – List of Causes and Types

The stool has a number of different substances including wastes, indigestible foods like fiber, mucus, water and bacteria. Blood should not be present, even though some of the components of blood cell breakdown such as bilirubin, may be present. When blood is seen in the bowel movement or detected with medical tests then >> Read More ...

6 Signs of Fibroids in the Uterus and Cancer Risk

Uterine fibroids are a common condition of the uterus. It is estimated that as many as half of all females of reproductive age have fibroids at some point. Most cases are not diagnosed and therefore most women do not even know that they have these growths. There may be no symptoms or very mild symptoms and no further >> Read More ...

Low White Blood Cell Count (Leukopenia) Symptoms and Causes

Human blood has many different cells, substances and chemicals floating within it, all of which play different roles in maintaining and restoring health. One of these components is white blood cells, which are also known as leukocytes. These cells help to protect the body and fight infections. Too much or too little of >> Read More ...
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